Hey guys, I recently built some studio monitor stands and took pictures of the process, so I figured y'all might like to see them. I can't take credit for the design, but I can't really credit anyone else either. Basically my buddy gave me the basic idea, which he got from another friend who I don't know. So...not my idea exactly, but I don't know whose it is. TOOLS Drill Saw (I used a miter saw) Square pencil MATERIALS 4 (depending on height): 1x6x8 1: 1x10x8 wood glue 1-1/4" wood screws 50 lb bag of sand CUTS First I cut the 1x6 to the height I wanted minus 1.5". So, if your table surface is 35", cut the 1x6 to 33.5". You'll need 8 of these, and they will be the LEGS. Then I placed a monitor on the 1x10 and eyeballed how long I needed to cut it to have equal overhang all the way around the monitor. Doesn't need to be an exact figure. Cut 2 of these, they will be the TOPS. Cut 2 more pieces of 1x10 that are a few inches longer than your tops. Again doesn't have to be an exact length, as long as they are the same. These will be the BOTTOMS. Finally, cut 4 4" pieces of 1x6. These will be the SUPPORTS. ASSEMBLY Take your 4 top and bottom pieces and all 4 supports. Measure the middle of each edge, and connect the lines, basically dividing each into 4 even sections. Use these lines as a guide to screw a support directly in the center of each top and bottom piece. Here you can see that the bottom piece is a little longer than the top. From this point on we will be gluing and screwing everything! Take two of your legs and attach them to the supports on the bottom, one on each side. Next attach your other two legs. I found it easier to lay the stand on a work bench with the bottom hanging off. Remember to glue! You can see that I only screwed the lower half and therefore the upper doesn't line up. Wait until the next step to screw the upper parts so that your top piece will fit snug. At this point you can take your tops and they should squeeze down into the legs nice and tight. The support you have will slide right down into the legs. Now screw the upper parts of the legs together, BUT DON'T SCREW IT IN THE TOP YET. Now for a test fit with the monitor. Next, pull the top back off and fill that sucker up with sand. I used a 50 lb bag and there was probably 5 lbs left over, which means each of these things has about 23 lbs of sand in it! REMEMBER TO LEAVE A LITTLE ROOM FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO FIT. Now you can replace the top piece and glue/screw it just like the bottom. If you like the natural look, you're done! PAINT/STAIN This is the desk I bought, and I wanted the stands to match it, so I spray painted the bottom by taping off the top pieces, and then I stained the tops cherry. Here they are in my music space. Please ignore the darkness and the naaaaasty carpet (just moved in, replacing it soon). Hopefully this helps some of y'all or inspires. These things are HEAVY and there is zero resonance, which is great! If you want to go one step further, you can screw through the bottom and top pieces so that the bottom isn't touching the ground, only the screws. And the monitors aren't sitting on the top, just on the tips of the screws. Whew, that was harder to type out than it was to build the dang things!